What does the word equanimity mean?

Usage examples for equanimity

  1. An expression of terror passed over the face of Napoleon, and his equanimity seemed to be shaken; but he soon overcame the effect of this news, calmly remarking, " Well, if the allies are marching on Paris, we must march too." – NAPOLEON AND BLUCHER by L. Muhlbach
  2. Nodding his head profoundly towards his aunt, he dashed off at once into another subject, and his brother soon recovered his equanimity. – Amos Huntingdon by T.P. Wilson
  3. It was evident that something remarkable must have happened to thus upset Tom's equanimity. – Grace Harlowe's Golden Summer by Jessie Graham Flower